Aravallis News

In Gujarat, 2 Dalit families convert to Buddhism, cite cancelled garba

Mahendra converted along with his wife Jagruti and two-year-old daughter. “My wife and I concluded that this discrimination was because of the caste-based hierarchy in Hindu religion. Hence, we decided to shun Hinduism and embrace Buddhism.”

The disappearance of Aravali Hills

Stretching for some 800 kilometers (430 miles) from Delhi across the states of Gujarat, Rajasthan, and Haryana, the Aravali Hills are believed to date back 350 million years.


What draws city dwellers to go on camping trips

Sometimes, you can seek nature — and yourself — in your backyard.

Greens in the red: Why Aravallis matter to National Capital Region

A century-old Act is perhaps the only thing keeping the Aravallis safe from rampant construction. With the Haryana government moving to amend it, and the Supreme Court stepping in, The Indian Express attempts to understand what’s at stake

You will be in trouble if anything is done to Aravalli, SC warns Haryana govt

A bench of Justices Arun Mishra and Deepak Gupta observed this after Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, who was appearing for Haryana, said he will satisfy the court that amendments in the Punjab Land Preservation Act (PLPA), 1900 were not done to "help somebody".

Congress urges Governor not to give assent to amendment in Aravallis law

Two days after the bill was passed, the Supreme Court came down heavily on the Haryana government saying the step will destroy the forest and this cannot be permitted.


Gurgaon MP welcomes Supreme Court decision in Aravallis case

A statement issued by the district PR office said the Aravallis were very important to the ecosystem and that if it is excluded from the Act, it will lead to people building big structures, the way it has happened in villages near Delhi.

Why green activists, opposition parties fear plunder of Aravallis

Amendment in the The Punjab Land Preservation Act (PLPA) by the Haryana Assembly has raised hackles of environmentalists and opposition leaders alike. SUKHBIR SIWACH explains the contentious aspects of the law.

'Do you think you are supreme?': State govt feels SC heat over Aravalli law

“It is really shocking. You are destroying the forest... it is not permissible,” a bench of Justices Arun Mishra and Deepak Gupta observed, telling the state that the attempt to bring in the changes was “sheer contempt”.

Govt reverses Khemka order on ‘Aravalli consolidation’

Haryana government has reversed an over six-year-old order of then director general of Consolidation of Holdings Ashok Khemka, in which he had withdrawn the consolidation process of 3,184 acres of land in Kot village (Faridabad) consisting “a large chunk on Aravalli hills”. A formal notification to declare “intention of the state government to take up […]